Is it just me or when I plan to go to a museum, I would spend hours just to get ready. I mean I do view the museum as a sophisticated place. From its interior to the beautiful artworks. The museum is always so peaceful.
I would pick out the perfect outfit, put on make up and make sure that I look presentable when I have a museum date. Pretty tedious if you ask me. I honestly feel that I have to look good, just like the artworks being displayed. Little that I know, there are virtual museum tours available.
With the current situation due to the pandemic, we are advised to stay home as much as possible. Thus, these virtual museums might come in handy. Let’s look at some these virtual museum tours!
National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore is home to some of the most beautiful artworks done by famous artists such as Lim Cheng Hoe, Ong Kim Seng, and more. The museum consists of over 8,000 works from the 19th and 20th century. It also oversees the world’s leading collection of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.
From abstract art to portraits, the National Gallery Singapore gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on fascinating artworks. All this can be viewed from the comfort of your own home. The museum provides a virtual tour powered by Google Arts and Culture.
There is no need to dress up in fancy clothing and put on makeup. Now, I can ‘visit’ the museum from home!
Chinatown Heritage Centre
Four years ago, the Chinatown Heritage Centre was re-vamped and is now a replica of a 50s and 60s tailor shop, sundry store, and crowded living areas spread across a three storey shophouse. Despite its new appearance, it still stands proud as a reminder of Chinatown’s past.
Apart from that, you can still view old exhibits with the help of Haroko’s Studio’s 360-degree virtual tour of the heritage centre. The tour showcases exhibits from before it was revamped. View high quality images, allowing you to examine each photograph closely.
Furthermore, you can also view the exhibition in VR. All you have to do is click on the Google icon at the bottom of the screen, choose your mode and you are ready to go!
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Bangkok)
Apart from viewing artworks displayed in museums in Singapore, you can also view artworks from other museums around the globe. MOCA Bangkok is a strong supporter of true Thai art and culture. The museum displays a wide range of valuable paintings and sculptures created by Thai artists.
Transcending is one of their online exhibitions, featuring artworks titles House Under the Sea (1986), and Gazing the World Through the Gate (2002). Enter the wonder world of Thai artist, Somphong Adulyasaraphan and have a glimpse of what goes through the mind.
J Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles)
Known as one of the most iconic art institutions in the United States, the J Paul Getty Museum houses over 6,000 years’ worth of treasures. You can view three of their most popular exhibits. These exhibits include Michelangelo: Mind of the Master, Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, and Kathe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics.
These exhibitions are available for viewing online. Apart from that, you can also head to Google Arts and Culture site to enjoy a museum tour to view the spaces and artworks, giving you more information about them.
The Natural History Museum
This museum is located in London. The Natural History Museum allows you to explore the world’s largest natural history collection. Apart from that, you can also discover the eye-opening stories of planet Earth, from its beginning to how it is now.
From exhibits about butterflies to the stories of the tank room, The Natural History Museum will definitely have you wanting to know more. Also, remember to look out for their most famous exhibit, Dippy the Dino! All of these amazing artworks and exhibits are available online.
I honestly did not know that I can ‘visit’ other museums from other countries from the comfort of my own home! How exciting is this. As a huge art fan, I am definitely going to head over to these virtual museum tours and feast my eyes on beautiful artworks.
Share this with your friends and family and take an interesting and insightful trip to the museum virtually!